Ronnie Courtney
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"Ronnie Courtney" began his coaching career at Furr High School as an assistant football, basketball, and track coach. After eight years, he moved to Jefferson Davis High School as the head basketball coach, assistant football coach, and assistant track coach. While at Jeff Davis, his basketball team made the play-offs five of the eight years and Coach Courtney was named Greater Houston Coach of the Year and District Coach of the Year twice, compiling a record of 137-76. He then moved to Willowridge High School for four years where, as head basketball coach, he led his teams to back-to-back State titles in 2000 and 2001. Coach Courtney was named State Coach of the Year both years. In 2001, he was named National High School Coach of the Year. His record at Willowridge High School was 100-44. In 2001, Coach Courtney accepted the head basketball coaching position at Texas Southern University. In 2001, he was named College Coach of the Year. In 2003, he led Texas Southern University to the NCAA tournament and was named Southwestern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. He compiled a record of 77-98 while at Texas Southern. Courtney was fired from Texas Southern University on July 19, 2007.

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I thought, I guess, at the 5:30 point in our ballgame, Jacques (Jones) gets a 'tech,' and (from there) it went downhill.

Getting a win on the road feels great. It's do or die for us in the next eight ballgames, so to start out with a win may relieve some of the pressure that's been on us about winning on the road.

We talked all week about making a better effort on defense. (PV) hadn't changed what they had been doing. You look at the tape and have your guys in position to defend what they are doing.

That wears on your heart.